Sunday, April 3, 2016

Speake-Marin Spirit Seafire Blue & White

Since the creation of Speake-Marin in 2002, the English watchmaker creates in his Swiss workshop high-end watches with their distinctive design.  Inside of the Piccadilly case we find here the most utilitarian of all Speake-Marin collections: The Spirit.

The Spirit Seafire is Speake-Marin’s first chronograph.  In addition to the chronograph counters with the minute counter at 12 o'clock and hours at 6, this timepiece features a date display window at 3 o'clock and a seconds wheel at 9 o'clock.  In 2015, this model brought new color to its dial parrying red, blue or orange and this year, Speake-Marin adds two new dials each in a limited edition of 28 pieces to continue the collection.
For these models, as for the rest of Seafire collection, Peter Speake-Marin was inspired by the British military and pilots watches of 60 years ago to make the vintage designs of the chronograph.

To obtain a greater legibility of the dials, Peter has chosen to use Arabic numbers for the dial to 12 minutes and Roman numerals for the hours dial at 6 o'clock. Roman numerals are rare on the chronographs dials and this touch of  refinement makes it a distinctive symbol of the Spirit collection.
A collection  whose  passionate  motto of  Peter Speake-Marin  "Fight, Love &  Persevere"  is engraved on  the case back of  each  watch. 

These two watches are a limited collection of 28 pieces.

Technical details
Movement 
Calibre Valjoux 7750, hand-finished mechanical self-winding Movement
Power reserve: 48 hours

Indications 
Central hours and minutes, Seconds disk inspired by “Topping Tool”, Chronograph hour-counter at 6 o’clock, minute-counter at 12 o’clock and central seconds, date at 3 o’clock

Case 
Iconic Piccadilly case in titanium
Front sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating
Case-back engraved motto “Fight, Love and Persevere ”
Diameter: 42 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)

Dial
White Seafire: White dial
Blue Seafire: White and blue dial
Black minute markers
White Super-LumiNova® “Foundation” style central hour and minute hands
Red Super-LumiNova® hands on the counter
Lacquered white seconds disk “Topping Tool” inspiration

Strap 
Rubber or calf leather in white or blue
Pin buckle in titanium

Limited edition 
28 watches of each model

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